Board members

The activities of Tasplan are managed by our Trustee Board. Information on our Board members is set out below.


Naomi Edwards, Chair


Start date: 14 October 2011

Committee membership: Remuneration and nominations committee (Chair), Investment committee

Naomi is a Director of the Tasmanian Development Board, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Nikko AML Ltd, Nikko Asset Manager Australia Ltd and Propel Funeral Partners. She was formerly Independent Chair of Australian Ethical Investments, and Director at Trowbridge Consulting. She was previously an actuarial consultant and Partner at Deloitte.


Roslyn (Roz) Madsen

MBA, Master Industrial Relations, Adv Dip Business Management, BA, GAICD

Start date: 4 March 2011

Committee membership: Investment committee

Nominating body: Unions Tasmania

Roz Madsen is the Tasmanian State Manager of the Australian Education Union. Roz also holds a membership with the Australian Industrial Relations Society and Women in Super. In 2015, she was inducted into the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for her contribution to advocating for working women's rights. Roz was previously the President of Unions Tasmania and a Director of Worker Assist.


Steve Walsh

Start date: 10 October 2014

Committee membership: Remuneration and nominations committee

Nominating body: Unions Tasmania

Steve Walsh was formally the Secretary of Unions Tasmania. He was previously a State Organiser for the AMWU and has been involved with unions for over 30 years at state, national and international levels. He was previously a Director of Media Super, Skills Council and WorkCover Board.


Paul Arnold


Start date: 24 March 2015

Committee membership: Audit, risk and compliance committee 

Nominating body: Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Principal of Paul Arnold Consulting, Paul has extensive experience in management, including over a decade as General Manager of Burnie City Council. He is Director of Agritas Trade College, Director of Launceston City Mission, Director of Dutch Mill Tasmanian Dairy Pty Ltd and Chairman of Circular Head Christian School. He was formally Deputy Chair of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director of WorkCover Board. He is also Chair of the audit committees for three North West Tasmanian councils. Paul is heavily involved in dairying and leases eight farms, mainly from Asian investors, which produce over 20 million litres of milk each year.


Susan Parr

BA, GradDipEd(EC), MAICD

Start date: 24 March 2015

Committee membership: Remuneration and nominations committee

Nominating body: Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Susan Parr was the CEO of St Ann’s Homes from 1997 to 2016. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program on Negotiation. Susan has over thirty years’ experience in leadership positions on a range of boards including Aged and Community Services Tasmania and is currently Chair of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Frank Barta


Start date: 1 December 2015

Committee membership: Audit, risk and compliance committee, Investment committee

Nominating body: Local Government Association of Tasmania

Frank Barta is currently Director of Tasmanian Community Fund and Huon Regional Care. He was a director of Quadrant Super for over 12 years, and was the Corporate Treasurer of Clarence City Council and the Chief Financial Officer of that organisation for 20 years. Frank has worked on various professional committees and voluntary boards over the years, most recently as Treasurer of Guilford Young College in Hobart.


John Mazengarb


Start date: 18 July 2016

Committee membership: Audit, risk and compliance committee (Chair)

John was a Director of RBF from September 2013 to July 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years consulting experience with PwC, IBM and Litmus Group. In recent years he has also held several contract senior executive roles in Tasmanian Government businesses overseeing planning and delivery of major business transformation projects.

John is a Non-Executive Director, National Councillor and member of the Tasmanian State Council of the Governance Institute of Australia. He is Chair of the Clarence City Council Audit Committee and Independent Member of the TasBuild Limited Investment Committee. He is Chair of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission Centralised Long Service Leave Fund Investment Committee, Non-Executive Director of Mafematica Pty Ltd and Executive Director of GSD Advisors Pty Limited.


Jessica Munday

BA (Political Science/Public Policy)

Start date: 23 March 2018

Committee membership: Audit, risk and compliance committee

Nominating body: Unions Tasmania

Jessica Munday is the current Secretary of Unions Tasmania, the peak body for trade unions in Tasmania. Prior to leading Unions Tasmania, Jessica worked with the Community and Public Sector Union (PSU Group), leading the Tasmanian Branch for over three years.

Jessica is also involved in workplace health and safety as the President and Treasurer of Worker Assist and a Board Member of WorkCover Tasmania.


Trish Donohue


Start date: 1 January 2019

Committee membership: Investment committee (Chair), Remuneration and nominations committee

Nominating body: Local Government Association of Tasmania

Trish Donohue is currently a director of the Infrastructure Victoria Audit and Risk Committee. Prior to this, Trish was director and deputy president of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), and board director of the CIMA Society of Australia (previously called Investment Management Consultants Association) and the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) Investment Committee.

Trish has had extensive experience working in superannuation and investments, including as Group Executive of Investments at Cbus Superannuation Fund.

The performance assessments of the Board, Committees and individual Directors are undertaken internally on an annual basis, and externally at least every three years. During the 2018-19 financial year, an internal performance assessment was undertaken in accordance with the Board Assessment and Renewal Policy and other internal policies.

Board skills and diversity

The table below shows the skills matrix of our Board (as at November 2018) and gender diversity results (as at January 2019). The numbers in each column show the number of directors assessed with the skills, knowledge and experience at Levels 1, 2 or 3 (Level 3 = expert level) for each criterion:

  Assessment Levels
Skills Criteria Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Strategy 1 3 5
Marketing 4 4 1
Governance and Risk Management 3 4 2
Investment 3 3 3
Finance and Audit 2 3 4
Delivery 1 5 3
Remuneration and People and Culture 2 6 1


Gender Diversity
Female Male
56% 44%